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Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa Enter Mixed Doubles' Semi-Finals

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The unseeded Indian pair registered an 18-21, 24-22, 22-20 win over their world number six opponents in a nail-biting quarter-final clash which lasted for an hour and 15 minutes.

Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa Enter Mixed Doubles' Semi-Finals

The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Friday entered the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Toyota Thailand Open after securing a hard-fought win over fifth seeds Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia.

The unseeded Indian pair registered an 18-21, 24-22, 22-20 win over their world number six opponents in a nail-biting quarter-final clash which lasted for an hour and 15 minutes.

Rankireddy and Ponappa will now face the winners of the other quarterfinal match between top seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand and Korean duo of Sung Hyun Ko and Hye Won Eom for a place in the finals.